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Eating Clean: Peanut Butter Shrimp

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again– I like things simple for clean, quick, nutrition packed meals that meet daily macronutrient (protein/carb/fats) goals. That said, I like the peanut butter… and Thai dishes with peanut butter sauces even better. Thing is,  Thai dishes aren’t always the most healthy but that doesn’t mean we can’t “rip them off” and simplify them a bit. So here’s my own take on “Peanut Butter Shrimp”. It’s basic, has the peanut sauce flair and while the name “Peanut Butter Shrimp” may sound like “Broccoli Ice Cream”, this combo is the taste-satisfying goods with assured delivery of fiber, protein and complex carbs.

What You Need

1 cup Brown Rice (makes four 3/4 cup servings)

2 cups Water


14. 0z (one bag) Frozen peeled/deveined Shrimp (thawed)

1/2 c. Low Sodium Soy Sauce

1/4 c. White cooking Whine

3 Cloves crushed Garlic (I like garlic… add to or lighten the garlic load at your discretion)

1/4 tsp. Ginger


1-2 tbsp. Adam’s (or comparable) 100% Natural Peanut Butter

Quick And Easy Prep:

If you’re not using a rice/pressure cooker, bring two cups of water to boil, add rice, bring to boil then simmer until tender/water absorbed– IE: follow rice prep instructions. Set aside.

With rice at 10 minutes until ready, pour soy sauce, crushed garlic, white wine and ginger in large sauce pan. Heat on “medium” to a simmer. Add shrimp and sautee until shrimp turns white. Careful here– the longer you cook shrimp, the more “rubbery” it gets. This should take about 5 minutes or so. Once shrimp is ready, remove from stove top.

Scoop 3/4 cup brown rice into bowl, 6 oz. shrimp on top of that and add 1 tbsp. peanut butter. If you’re feeling fancy, steam some snap peas, cut and mix in as your veggie. Stir ’til peanut butter is evenly spread and eat up. Serve with a side salad and/or additional vegetable like Broccoli or Asparagus on side if you choose not to add snap peas (I usually don’t).

The (Macro)Nutrient Breakdown:

(3/4 c. brown rice, 6 oz. shrimp, 1 tbsp. Peanut Butter)

Calories: 405*
Fat: 10.5
Carbs: 35g
Protein: 45 g

* To increase the protein and/or calories to about 500, add +2 oz. shrimp and an additional 1 tbsp. peanut butter. For less carbs, reduce rice serving to 1/2 cup.

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2 Comments : Leave a Reply

  1. Leland says:

    Peanut butter sauce? Didn’t even know this was possible lol. Man I can’t wait to try this!

  2. Jim says:

    That sounds incredible. I bet the peanut butter sauce gives it a Thai food flavor. I’m definitely trying this.

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